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RE: COBOL vs. Perl

by btrott (Parson)
on Jun 14, 2000 at 09:59 UTC ( #18051=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to COBOL vs. Perl

Have you read this article by Mark-Jason Dominus, Perl Meets Cobol? Very interesting stuff.

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RE: RE: COBOL vs. Perl
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Jun 14, 2000 at 10:01 UTC
    Yup, read it and loved it. It's probably the only reason I have the guts to mention that I used to program in COBOL :)
Re: RE: COBOL vs. Perl
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 12, 2003 at 02:33 UTC
    From my 10 years in consulting, I have to say that Mainframe programmers still using COBOL/Fortran/PL/1 or whatever -- just haven't seen the light. Kids are learning PERL, XML, HTML and Javascript in high school. And... can do more with it that any 15 year vet in COBOL/CICS/JCL. COBOL exceled in batch/file processing for non-academics: ie, those people who needed code to say "MOVE WS-MY-BIG-NUMBER TO WS-MY-BIG-TOTAL" instead of a=b.
      Dude, seriously. This thread is over three years old. You also wouldn't say "a=b" in Perl.
        Hey, not sure you're aware of this but COBOL code still constitutes the largest chunk of application code in the world. Yes, believe it. COBOL vs whatever will be around for the next 10 years at least.
        yeah what is up with up fools that jump right into a thread without checking the dates?

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